A YEAR AND A HALF AFTER KATRINA: WILL NEW ORLEANS SURVIVE? Eighteen months after Katrina, in March 2007, the Big Easy was anything but. With its population halved, New Orleans nonetheless still led the country in crime. The Lower 9th Ward bore an eerie resemblance to Beirut in the 1980s. Public schools were shuttered or effective police states. The main public hospital was still closed. The city’s underground pipes were leaking more water than people were using. And reputable studies found... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: New Orleans, Katrina
US PIRG environmental advocate Navin Nayak describes the degree to which our energy supplies are located in the hurricane alley that Katrina blew through. Topics: hurricane, Katrina, natural gas, pipelines, oil shock
Public Health Service veterinarian describes the threat of dogs in packs and other animal-related health risks during Hurricane Katrina. Topics: animals, pets, Katrina, veterinarian, Public Health Service
Constitutional law expert Jamin Raskin on the Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito; US PIRG's Navin Nayak on Hurricane Alley and our energy future; veterinarian Victoria Hampshire on Katrina and animal rescue efforts; poet Sibbie O'Sullivan on her new CD of poems; singer-songwirter Lianna and poets Kim Roberts and Naomi Ayala Topics: Supreme Court, Alito, Katrina, energy, climate, animals, poetry, music
This month in The Coffee House: The American electoral system is drowning under the weight of big money interests, contends Common Cause president and CEO Chellie Pingree, who offers a short-list agenda to revitalize democracy in America… Speaking of drowning, not only will there be another Katrina, argues author Mike Tidwell in The Ravaging Tide, the next great hurricane could well submerge the Baltimore-DC area… It comes down to, what is a "supervisor"? The rights of some eight... Topics: politics, electoral, reform, climate, Katrina, labor, NLRB, poetry, music, fiddle
US Senate candidate from Maryland Allan Lichtman; reporter Tom Pelton on who really controls Maryland's pollution policies; a working families agenda for Annapolis with Progressive Maryland's Tom Hucker; a photo essay on 911 and its aftermath; a multimedia pause and cheer for New Orleans with Chris Chandler; and poetry by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Grace Cavalieri. Topics: Senate, Maryland, Democrats, 911, Iraq, WMD, governor, lobbyist, Constellation, New Orleans,...